November 20, 2012 Subject:
I moved from southern California to Nashville to attend college at Vanderbilt and started hearing a lot of good bluegrass. My sophomore year and the Dead were scheduled to play, right on campus where I lived! Amazing. Total party carnival extravaganza. I've seen them at UCLA Pauley Pavilion and outdoors also at UC Santa Barbara, but this was like seeing them at home. Fantastic. Now I can listen to it all over again, forty years later.
December 25, 2008 Subject:
The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" at Vanderbilt University, Nashville Tennessee U.S.A.
PHIL IS THE MAN!!!.......Okay, this mix is for bass players and drummers.
If you want to feel like you got seats in front of Phil Lesh's bass cabinet, this show is for you.
Phil's bass sings sweet FAT round notes and when he strums a chord you had better duck...
Great opportunity to hear how Phil did it in 1972 with only 4 strings...Man, Phil sounds so good.
If a show had to have Phil "Too Hot in the Mix" I am glad it's this show, he's amazing.
Great opportunity for a drummer to play along with the band since Billy is so low in the mix...just trying to be positive...you know, Music Minus One...stuff...
Actually the mix is not that bad, Jerry, Bobby, and Phil are hot in the mix, the rest of the musicians are underneath them. The vocals could be a tad louder, but it works.
I recommend using your EQ with this one.
BIRD SONG is 11:24 long and then an equipment malfunction occurs. Nice rendition of the classic song. Garcia starts to do some DARK STAR riffs just before the gremilins show up...the total track time is 15:53.
The GRATEFUL DEAD put on a solid performance down in Nashville, too bad the mix isnt' as good as the performance. Eat a Peach.
Truckin' has a nice laid back southern style to it. With touches of "The Other One" flashing on and off inside it. Watch out Mr. Lesh taps on his bass pick-ups around 10:15 in Truckin'.
Truckin' is taken apart...until it becomes..The Other One.
The Other One is 17:56 long and it goes into a 12:04 Morning Dew. It's pretty darn amazing.
If this show was mixed properly, it'd be MONEY.
So, that's it. Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you will be sorry.
You never miss your water til' your well runs dry.
Eat, Drink, be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
PS: For PC users the Internet Archive recommends RealPlayer for streaming and downloading.
Oh, and one more thing, www.Youtube.com has videos of live performances of the GRATEFUL DEAD. Seek and yee shall find, the vids are flash videos.
I'm Giving this show 5 stars, the performance beats the mix. Phil's playing is amazing.
Thanks for the Love.
Reviewer:Chris U. -
May 7, 2008 Subject:
Eh, not so much
The Bird Song is very much a "phoned-in" effort compared to the far, far better versions of 72 (e.g., the next month in Texas) and 73 (Dane County, PNE, etc.).
May 6, 2008 Subject:
A Slice of Sunshine
I just loved this little snippet of raw but clean second set jamming. It is a golden slice from a beautiful series of moments strung together like pearls. I highly recommend this. Sitting here at work, behind a friggin' computer, under harsh flourescent light, I am listening now and I am transported. This little set is like a great book or a wonderful poem. It has captured my heart and re-ignited for me a time when all I had before my eyes was open road...
May 3, 2008 Subject:
Grate show !!
Full Set List . . .
Vanderbilt University - Nashville, TN
Me And My Uncle
Beat It On Down The Line
China Cat Sunflower
I Know You Rider
Playin' In The Band
Greatest Story Ever Told
The Other One